Brothers in Arms: Earned in Blood Demo
BROTHERS IN ARMS®
Earned in Blood?
July 6th, 2005
Thank you for your purchase of Brothers in Arms, Earned in BloodTM. This
Readme file contains the most recent information and updates regarding Brothers
in Arms, Earned in BloodTM, for PC.
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Table of Contents
1. System Requirements
a. Minimum System Requirements
b. Multiplayer Requirements
c. Important Notes
2. Performance Options
c. Decals Limit
d. Grass Detail
e. Soft Lighting
f. Texture Detail
3. Play It On Ubi.com
4. MP Hints
5. Technical Support
1. System Requirements
Minimum System Requirements:
• 100% Windows® 2000/XP compatible computer system (including compatible 32-bit
drivers for DVD drive, video card, sound card and input devices)
• US version of Microsoft? Windows® 2000/XP operating system
• Intel Pentium® III or AMD Athlon™1.0 GHz processor (2.5 GHz Pentium IV or AMD
• 512MB RAM (1 GB or more recommended)
• DVD drive
• 3 GB of uncompressed hard disk space for game files, plus 512MB for Windows®
• DirectX® 9.0c or higher (included on disc)
• 100% DirectX® 8.0 compatible 32MB video card and drivers (64 MB
• 3-D Hardware Accelerator must support pixel shaders 1.0 or higher*
• 100% DirectX® 8.0 compatible sound card and drivers (EAX recommended)
• 100% Microsoft®-compatible mouse & keyboard
• Internet (TCP/IP) and LAN (TCP/IP and IPX) play supported
• Internet play requires a 100% Windows? 2000/XP 56 Kbps modem or LAN
connection (broadband with 64KBps upstream recommended)
* Brothers in ArmsTM has been tested on many but not all of the major cards
incorporating support for pixel shaders 1.0:
• ATI® Radeon 8500, 9600XT, 9600Pro, 9700Pro, A9800XT, AX800XT, x300SE, x800
• NVidia™ GeForce 4Ti, 4200, FX 5600, 5700, 5900, 5950, 6800, 6800GT
For an up-to-date list of supported chipsets, please visit the FAQ for this
game on our support website at: http://support.ubi.com.
In addition to the Minimum System Requirements for Brothers in Arms Earned in
BloodTM, it is required that your system meet Microsoft’s requirements for your
chosen operating system.
This product uses Microsoft DirectX? technology, which requires your system to
have the latest Windows? 2000/XP drivers (for DVD-ROM, video card, sound card
and input devices.) Please refer to your hardware manufacturer for 100%
Windows? 2000/XP compliant drivers.
NOTICE: This game contains technology intended to prevent copying that may
conflict with some CD-RW, DVD-RW, and virtual drives.
2. Performance Options
• Projected – Highest level of detail, higher performance impact
• Blob – Medium level of detail, average performance impact
• Off – No Shadows, no negative impact on performance
• True – Highest Quality reflections on water, higher performance impact
• Cube – Normal Quality reflections on water, normal performance impact\
• High – Decals used for maximum effect, higher performance impact
• Medium – Normal decal usage, normal performance impact
• Low – Low usage of decals, minimal performance impact
• On – Normal foliage detail with some performance impact
• Off – No foliage detail with no negative impact on performance
• On – Soft lighting with some performance impact
• Off – No soft lighting with no negative impact on performance
• High – High resolution textures with a significant performance impact
• Low – Low resolution textures with a normal performance impact
(Note: Many of the textures for Brother’s in Arms® have high resolutions but
come at a significant memory and performance cost. Select Low if your system is
near the min spec and have most of the other options on high settings.)
3. Play It On Ubi.com™
Play it on Ubi.com™
Play Brothers in Arms® Earned in BloodTM online! Ubi.com is an Internet gaming
community where you can create a permanent gamer identity, set up a friends
lists with other players, see when they're online, and invite them to play.
Connecting to Ubi.com
Before you can use ubi.com, you need to connect your computer to the Internet
and sign up for the ubi.com service. You can find more information about the
ubi.com service at www.ubi.com.
After reading and accepting the User Agreement, enter your ubi.com account name
and password. Click the Save Password option if you want the game to remember
your password. Validate the Auto-Login option to automatically log in to the
game using this ubi.com account. Use the New Profile and Account Management
options to create a new account or to change your current account settings.
Note: You may encounter some trouble connecting to ubi.com if you're using a
firewall on your computer. Here are the ports you'll have to open to play on
[TCP] 40000-43000 included
[UDP] 44000 inbound-outbound
[UDP] 45000 inbound-outbound
[UDP] 45001 inbound-outbound
4. Multiplayer Hints
• Press and hold the Switch Team/Fall-In key (by default bound to SHIFT) to
call in reinforcements if you have lost all of your squad mates. Every fire
team that enters the battlefield uses one reinforcement. If your teammate
leaves the battle before it is over, you will receive his unused
• Use the situational awareness view to help track enemy movements, but
remember that the multiplayer game doesn’t pause when you are in SA view. Your
teammate and his fire team are always visible to you - use this to coordinate
• When you are killed, you can cycle through candidates to Field Promote a
surviving soldier to the new squad leader.
• The yellow arrows on the compass indicate destination objectives. The orange
arrows on the compass indicate item objectives. The grey arrows on the compass
indicate possible item objectives that haven't been discovered yet.
• Watch the Mission Timer in the upper left hand corner – it will start
flashing when there is only one minute left to complete your objectives.
• If your fire team becomes suppressed, issue a fire command to rally them out
• Signs designate team insertion areas. You can not enter an enemy team's
5. Technical Support
Before contacting Ubisoft’s Technical Support Department, please first read
through the manual and the README file (on the game CD). Also browse through
our FAQ listings or search our support database at our website,
http://support.ubi.com. Here you will find the most recently updated
information since the game’s release.
Also please make sure that your computer meets the minimum system requirements,
as our support representatives will be unable to assist customers whose
computers do not meet these criteria.
Whenever you contact the Technical Support Department, please include the
following information or have it available if you are calling:
• Complete product title (including version number).
• Exact error message reported (if applicable) and a brief description of the
problem you’re encountering.
• Processor speed and manufacturer.
• Amount of RAM.
• Operating system.
• Video card that you are using and amount of RAM it has.
• Maker and speed of your CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive.
• Type of sound card you are using.
Support Over the Internet: This is the best way to find answers to common
issues seen with our games. Our Frequently Asked Questions list is available
24 hours a day, 7 days a week and contains the most up-to-date Technical
Support information available, including patches that can be downloaded free of
charge. We update the Support pages on a daily basis, so please check here first
for solutions to your problems: http://support.ubi.com.
Contact Us by webmail: Due to high volumes of spam, viruses, and other
non-support-related contacts, we no longer offer support via standard email.
However, we do provide something better, webmail. By taking your questions
directly through our website, we have completely eliminated all spam contacts.
As a result, we are able to respond to your questions much more quickly than we
could through standard email. To send us a webmail simply log into our site at
http://support.ubi.com. From this site, you will be able to enter the Ubisoft
Solution Center, where you can browse through our lists of Frequently Asked
Questions (FAQ), search our database of known problems and solutions, and send
in a request for personal assistance from a Technical Support representative by
using the Ask a Question feature on the Frequently Asked Questions page. Most
webmail contacts are responded to within two business days.
Contact Us by Phone: You can also contact us by phone by calling (919) 460-9778
(for our customers in Quebec, we provide French language support at (866)
824-6515). Please note that this number is for technical assistance only. No
gameplay hints or tips are given over the Technical Support line. When calling
our Technical Support line, please make sure you are in front of your computer
and have all of the necessary information listed above at hand. Be advised that
our Technical Support representatives are available to help you Monday through
Friday from 9 am–9 pm Eastern Time (French language support available from 7 am
–4 pm EST). While we do not charge for technical support, normal long distance
charges apply. To avoid long distance charges, or to contact a support
representative directly after these hours, please feel free to browse our
Frequently Asked Questions lists or to send us a webmail. Webmail questions
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Contact Us by Standard Mail: If all else fails you can write to us at:
Ubisoft Technical Support • 3200 Gateway Centre Blvd. • Suite 100 •
Morrisville, NC 27560
Return Policy: Please do not send any game returns directly to Ubisoft before
contacting Technical Support. It is our policy that game returns must be dealt
with by the retailer or online site where you purchased the product. If you
have a damaged or scratched CD, please visit the FAQ listing for your game and
get the latest replacement policy and pricing. We will not accept unsolicited
returns/exchanges without prior approval and an RMA (Return Materials
Authorization) number from a support representative
Brothers in Arms® Earned in BloodTM is the second game in the Brothers in Arms®
game series by Gearbox Software®. Look for the first game, Brothers in Arms®
Road to Hill 30TM, as well as future titles in this series. Brother’s in Arms®
is also available PlayStation®2 and Xbox®. The PlayStation®2 and Xbox® versions
of both Brothers in Arms® games also support split screen as well as online
multiplayer game modes.
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